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NVIDIA Graphics Driver 311.10

What is NVIDIA Graphics Driver?

The NVIDIA Graphics Driver is the software driver for NVIDIA Graphics GPU installed on the PC. It is a program used to communicate from the Windows PC OS to the device. This software is required in most cases for the hardware device to function properly. In most cases, drivers come with Windows or can be found by going to Windows Update in Control Panel and checking for updates as well as downloaded from the NVIDIA support website. This is the first WHQL-certified release from the Release 296 family of drivers.


When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The setup package generally installs about 42 files and is usually about 178.95 MB (187,642,841 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\Display.Driver.{0741621B-BDC0-4AD1-88D1-9A1DB6D83D9A}
Uninstaller: "C:\windows\SysWOW64\RunDll32.EXE" "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\installer.{3375EF56-A206-4A16-BABC-669636B6682E}\NVI2.DLL",Uninstal
Estimated size: 178.95 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NVIDIA Graphics Driver 311.10

  • dbInstaller.exe - GPU Settings DBInstall Application (DBInstall Application)
  • DisplayDriverExt.dll - NVIDIA Install Application (Graphics Driver Install Helper)
  • nvdispco64.dll - Display Driver Coinstaller
  • nvdispgenco64.dll - Generic Coinstaller
  • NvCplSetupInt.exe - NVIDIA Package Launcher
  • 3DVision_311.10.exe - NVIDIA 3D Vision driver
  • ComUpdatus.exe - NVIDIA Update Components (NVIDIA Update COM object)
  • d3dreg.exe
  • daemonu.exe - NVIDIA Settings Update Manager
  • drst.exe - DRS Tool (DRS system Tool)
  • EasyDaemonAPIU32.dll - Easy daemon API
  • EasyDaemonAPIU64.dll
  • NV3DVisionExt.dll - 3D Vision Driver Install Helper
  • nvAppBar.exe - NVIDIA nView Toolbar, Version 136.53
  • NvCplSetupEng.exe
  • NVI2.dll - NVIDIA Install Core
  • NVI2UI.dll - NVIDIA Install UI
  • nview.dll - NVIDIA nView Desktop and Window Manager 136.53
  • nView64.dll
  • NViewExt.dll - NView Install Helper
  • NvMUP.exe - NVMUP Application
  • NVMUPEventMsg.dll - NVMUPEventMsg Dynamic Link Library
  • nvNT4Cpl.dll - NVIDIA Desktop Explorer, Version 136.53
  • NVPrxy32.dll - NVIDIA Install Proxy
  • NVPrxy64.dll
  • nvsetup.exe
  • nvShell.dll
  • nvTaskbar.exe
  • nvupdt32.dll - NVIDIA Update Components,
  • nvupdt64.dll
  • nvupdtr32.dll - NVIDIA US English language resource library
  • nvupdtr64.dll
  • nvwdmcpl.dll - NVIDIA nView Control Panel, Version 136.53
  • nvwimg.dll - NVIDIA nView Image Library, Version 136.53
  • nvwimg64.dll
  • nvWmi64.exe - NVIDIA WMI Provider (NVIDIA WMI Provider Core)
  • NVWMIExt.dll - NVWMI Install Helper
  • nvWmiShim.dll - NVWMI API Shim DLL (API Shim DLL for NVIDIA WMI Provider)
  • NVWRSAR.dll - NVIDIA nView Desktop and Window Manager
  • NVWRSCS.dll
  • NVWRSDA.dll
  • NVWRSDE.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • nvShell.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name '00nView' with a class of {1E9B04FB-F9E5-4718-997B-B8DA88302A48}.

How do I remove NVIDIA Graphics Driver?

You can uninstall NVIDIA Graphics Driver from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program NVIDIA Graphics Driver 311.10, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove NVIDIA Graphics Driver.

Win 10 71%
Win 7 (SP1) 29%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 70.89%
Windows 7 29.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 29.38%
Windows 7 Professional 19.43%
Windows 8 18.96%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 11.37%
Windows 10 Home 5.21%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.79%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.54% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.54%
  United Kingdom 13.15%
  Australia 8.92%
  France 5.16%
  Italy 3.76%
  Brazil 3.29%
  Belgium 2.82%
  Switzerland 2.82%
  DK 1.88%
  New Zealand 1.41%
  Singapore 1.41%
  Germany 0.94%
  Hong Kong 0.94%
  Russia 0.94%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 73.24%
Dell 26.29%
Common models
Dell Precision M4600 9.95%
Hewlett-Packard 23-b210br 8.53%
Dell Precision M4700 6.64%
Hewlett-Packard 23-f221ea 4.74%
Dell Precision M6600 4.27%
Hewlett-Packard 23-f209eb 3.79%


Nvidia is known for its graphics processing units and dominates the high performance GPU market.
Publisher URL: www.nvidia.com


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